Die Hard Movie Behind The Scenes

Die Hard Goofs

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See the goofs, blunders and plain ole mistakes in the 1988 Action / Adventure movie starring Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, Alexander Godunov More Cast

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When jumping off the roof at Nakatomi Plaza just before it explodes, you can clearly see John McClane's "rubber shoes" that were used to protect his feet. While the people are being held hostage, he is supposed to be barefoot.
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The eyes of the "dead" Tony in the elevator close just before Hans touches his face. His face also moves to avoid getting hit.
Thanks to Anonymous
After Reginald reverses his bullet ridden cop car he exits the car with a bleeding head cut, he's next seen talking to McClane on the walkie unharmed.
Thanks to John
The first and second rocket attacks both blow out the same window on the APC.
Thanks to Kenneth
When Bruce enters the elevator he is wearing a white T-Shirt. After the elevator scene, he has a black T-Shirt on. I don't know if this was done purposely to make the audience think his shirt had gotten dirty but, obvious, it is a different shirt.
Thanks to Thad Jameson
The Police car that Reginald Vel Johnson's character 'Sgt. Al Powell' is driving, from the time he is at the gas station until he pulls up to Nakatomi Plaza, is an older late seventies model Impala, but when the bullets hit it it's a later mid eighties model. In another shot, when it is driving in reverse, the rear door on the driver side is black. It can be seen when the chauffeur Argyle is talking on the limo's car phone.
Thanks to Dan
After Hans demands the release of 3 groups of terrorist prisoners, McClane calls Al Powell, on the radio, asking about that "bullsh!t"..Al repsonds "I'm here John, I'm here..."

However. at this point, Bruce Willis is still "Roy" (as in Roy Rogers) Al doesnt know yet that he's John McClane....
Thanks to Anonymous
If officer Powell was behind a desk because he couldn't bring himself to pull a gun after accidentally shooting a young kid, why was he on patrol that night?
Thanks to Eliza
In the scene where John McClane tries to reach an elevator shaft and he slips, was not actually in the script. The stunt double was supposed to grab the first vent but slipped. The director liked it so much that he kept it in.

Bogus Blunders

Sometimes an apparent goof is not a real mistake

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There is clearly no ambulance in the truck when the terrorists first arrive, but Theo drives an ambulance out of the truck near the end of the movie.
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